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- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.
- The Guardian looks at the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
- NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has begun treating two patients instead of one on some ventilators, which the NY Times calls "a desperate measure that could help alleviate a shortage of the critical breathing machines and help hospitals around the country respond to the surge of coronavirus patients expected in the coming weeks."
- A 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles County who became the first teen believed to have died from complications with COVID-19 in the U.S. was denied treatment at an urgent care clinic because he didn’t have health insurance.
- Trump privately told one of his donor friends to get out of New York while he could.
- Getting more time to walk your own dog outside is a rare silver lining of our current situation—but dog walking businesses are getting hurt badly.
- Things are only going to get worse for the restaurant industry in NYC: “We’ve laid off tens of thousands and it will reach hundreds of thousands — and there’s no end in sight."
- Numerous public figures, including Alaska Rep. Don Young, are apologizing for their brazen comments downplaying the pandemic.
- Around 100 scientists and support staff are trapped on a boat in the Arctic for at least the next six weeks because borders are closed due to coronavirus.
- The Times writes about how air pollution set millions of Americans up to feel the worst of coronavirus.
- Bob Dylan has released a new 17-minute song called “Murder Most Foul" about the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the era it happened in, because of course he did.
- It's Friday, which means there's lots of great new music to listen to today: Waxahatchee has released Saint Cloud, one of the best albums of 2020 so far; Pearl Jam's new album Gigaton is their best in over a decade; the Dirty Projectors have a breezy new EP Windows Open; Margaret Glaspy's new record Devotion is her best yet; Ethiopian jazz great Hailu Mergia has released Yene Mircha; and Hamilton Leithauser released another great single, "Don't Check The Score."
- And finally, at least these puppies are having a good day:
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